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Recycling

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Summer Hours (April thru September)

Wednesday evenings 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM

Saturdays 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM


Winter Hours (October thru March)

Saturdays 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM


For up to date information, visit the Vernon County website: Recycling Guidelines

The recycling dumpster is usually full at the end of each two week period which is tremendous, keep up the recycling effort, as the disposal of the recycling items are at no cost to the town.  Currently we are able to accept plastics with all numbers, please tie all plastic milk jugs together separate from all other types of jugs; (the milk jugs have a salvage value of 7 to 8 times the price of the other types of plastic, per Gene Edwards, Vernon County Solid Waste Administrator) tin cans, aluminum cans, clear, green and brown glass bottles, newspapers, corrugated cardboard, and magazines tied separately in secure bundles and low grade mixed paper placed in a brown paper grocery bag and tied with string. With the great effort of our residents we again this year did not need to increase the size of the solid waste dumpsters, which we are charged by the yard for this disposal.  A large metal dumpster is also available each week for scrap metal collection. Small appliances and computers are accepted weekly for a small charge based on Vernon County fees.  Large appliances are accepted at the Vernon County recycling site Monday thru Friday 8 AM to 4 PM for a charge of $10.00 or you may hold these large appliances and tires until the cleanup that will be scheduled and a notice will be put in both the LaFarge Episcope and the Hillsboro Sentry Enterprise when the date and time are established.

The State of Wisconsin has passed new rules regarding E-waste, computer, printers, etc and the need to keep it out of landfills. Vernon County is working on revising the current program which will result in lower cost to residents using the proper disposal sites.  Watch the papers for announcements regarding these changes later this year.